anonymous before it is stored. parts of the upper midwest in the united states are digging out after a slow-moving winter storm dropped up to 14 inches of snow over the weekend. in minnesota and wisconsin, roads were a mess on sunday as drivers braved ice, snow drifts and low visibility. by this morning, the minnesota state patrol reported more than 600 crashes, with at least one fatality. trading was light on wall street today. the dow jones industrial average gained 14 points to close near 13,170. the nasdaq rose almost nine points to close just short of 2987. the former head of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn, has settled a sexual abuse lawsuit, for an undisclosed amount. a state court judge in new york announced the agreement today between strauss-kahn and a hotel maid. she had accused him of assaulting her last year. strauss-kahn said it was consensual, but the incident sparked other allegations and ended his hopes of running for president of france. authorities in mexico and the u.s. confirmed today that singer jenni rivera was killed sunday in a plane crash. she and six others were on a private jet that went down south of monterrey in northern mexico. the cause of the crash is under investigation.